june 3–4, 2022
It’s prestigious. It’s empowering.
The Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO Indianapolis is a signature event designed exclusively for qualified transportation directors. Participants will network with peers throughout two days prior to the start of the regular STN EXPO conference. Successful applicants will gain high-level insights from experts within the student transportation industry and beyond, on how to implement true leadership and innovation practices into their local operation.
Join 100 Transportation Directors
Join 100 Pupil Transportation Directors as they discuss the importance of leadership and culture to organizational success and growth, a topic that has never been so timely. Staff shortages among drivers and maintenance technicians continue to adversely affect school district transportation departments and school bus contractors alike.
The solution to engaging and retaining the right employees—and ridding your organizations of toxic employees—is not simply about offering potlucks and ping-pong tables.
If you are a registered STN EXPO full conference attendee, there’s no additional cost to you, your municipality or your organization to participate in this exclusive event! Apply now for one of the limited 100 spots. Meals, snacks and participation expenses are covered by STN.
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Transportation provided for all participants & sponsors
Hosted at Crowne Plaza Hotel
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Tony Corpin, School Transportation News, Publisher
Welcome, Hot Industry Topic Discussion, Networking and Refreshments
Hosted at Topgolf Fishers
Transportation to Topgolf Departs
8 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Sam Richter
Topic: Every YES Begins with a KNOW: Web Search Secrets to Build Stronger Relationships
Lunch, refreshments, interactive table discussions and breaks in private golf bays
Buses Depart for Crowne Plaza Hotel
Every YES Begins with a KNOW:
Web Search Secrets to Build Stronger Relationships
In meetings, do you talk mainly about you and your organization? Or is the conversation focused on the other person and what he or she cares about? Do you make the other person feel important? Are you relevant? It’s no longer enough to be interesting. In today’s world you need to be interested. In this four-part dynamic presentation, you will discover…
- Google Search Secrets that will save you a tremendous amount of time, and help you find the right information the first time, every time.
- Tips and tricks for discovering information on just about anyone, and what they care about.
- How to access and leverage the “Hidden Web,” or the majority of the valuable online information that is invisible to search engines.
- Strategies to differentiate, make an amazing first impression, and bottom line, build strong and deeper relationships.
It doesn’t matter if you have limited technical ability or if you grew up using the Internet, you will leave with new ideas that you and your team will immediately put to use. This high energy, motivating, incredibly high content program has a huge “WOW” factor – you will be shocked at what you don’t know (but soon will). BONUS: All attendees receive access to Sam’s proprietary online search resources, making it easy (and fun) to implement what was learned.
The Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO is a signature event that is designed exclusively for qualified transportation directors. Join the industry’s leading pupil transportation directors and private fleet executives for an immersive two days of higher learning on June 3-4, 2022. The Transportation Director Summit will be offered to transportation directors and private fleet executives who have ultimate decision-making power. Successful applicants will gain access to engaging, high-level meetings with peers and representatives of leading industry suppliers to brainstorm opportunities amid the current challenging student transportation environment. The goal is to implement true leadership and innovation practices into local operations.
This free event is opened to all qualified transportation directors and supervisors, assistant transportation directors and supervisors, superintendents, financial directors, purchasing agents, fleet managers, and private contractor executives.
What is the TD Summit?
What it’s not is just another “speed dating” event that matches transporters with vendors. Instead, think of a graduate program retreat. It commences with an energized evening kick-starter session and is followed by a full day of high-level strategy, networking and idea crowdsourcing. These blend the topics of leadership development, organizational culture, disruptive technologies, resource allocation, and more to help pave the road forward for the industry’s decision makers. A “summit” by definition is a peak to be crested. It’s a convergence of great minds to wrestle with the day’s most important issues.
How does the TD Summit fit into the STN EXPO?
The TD Summit is an exclusive event held prior to the official start of the STN EXPO, with an attendance cap of no more than 100 for the full event. This event links thought leaders and participants via presentations, panel discussions and group activities. The event culminates with a reexamination of personal and professional goals.
How do I sign up for the TD Summit?
Register as a main conference attendee, and then click on the box next to “TD Summit Application” in the Optional Session Registration page to identify your interest in participating. You will then answer a few qualifying questions. An individual’s eligibility also requires verifiable proof that s/he is a school administrator-level professional whose main responsibilities include that of directing transportation operations. Titles can range from director of transportation, to transportation manager, to assistant superintendent. If you have already registered for the STN EXPO and want to add the TD Summit to your registration, please email email@example.com.
Are there any additional costs to participate in the TD Summit?
No, just your time and desire to be an industry leader. As mentioned above, any registered, full main conference STN EXPO attendee who can demonstrate their day job is that of an official transportation director with their district, or company, and is among the first 100 to sign up, can attend.
There has to be a catch: What do participants have to do to “earn their keep?”
All we ask of participants is that they arrive with an open, solutions-oriented mind. We want everyone to feel free to share ideas that, together, can identify new trails to blaze and elevate the student transportation industry to the next level. This requires a decorum of professionalism and collaboration.